Saturday, June 2, 2007

Gruber explains the iPhone software strategy

Daring Fireball: iPhone SDK, iPhone SDK! Wherefore Art Thou iPhone SDK?:
In short, the main reason Jobs might want to delay allowing third-party software to run on the iPhone isn’t technical (bringing down the phone network or crashing the phone), but aesthetic. Let users grow accustomed to what true iPhone-style apps feel like to use, and they – the users – will demand that developers write true iPhone-style apps when development is eventually opened up, in the same way that Mac users demand true Mac-style apps.
Thank heavens for that, say I. Java apps are a nightmare, and most 3rd part stuff for phones is a long way from the kind of apps Apple will ship with the iPhone. Now if we could just get a consistent look for OS X Widgets on the Mac please.

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